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A meeting place for a world of reflective writers.

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Writer's Workshop Resources and Ideas The majority of time of Writing Workshop is devoted to independent writing. During this time, students are prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their pieces. Depending on the age and abilities of your students, independent writing can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 45-60 minutes. Curriculum and Instruction - Student Center Activities, Grades 4-5 - Student Center Activities, Grades 4-5 Frequently Asked Questions about the K-5 Student Center Activities. Introduction During the Spring 2004 Florida Reading First school site visits, staff from the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) determined that teachers may benefit from classroom materials that would be immediately useful in implementing independent Student Center Activities. In 2004-2005, a team of teachers at FCRR reviewed current research, collected ideas, and created materials for use in kindergarten and first grade classrooms. These Student Center Activities, Teacher Resource Guide, and accompanying Professional Development DVD can be accessed at: In 2005-2006, a team of teachers at FCRR reviewed current research, collected ideas, and created materials for use in second and third grade classrooms.

MindShift How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation’s values. With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create their own interpretations of democracy in America. Continue Reading Tools for Workshop Teaching / Forms, Forms, Forms Queen of Forms Teacher forms, student forms, and record keeping forms . . . I'm the queen of trying new formats to keep track of life in a writing workshop. Perhaps some of these will help with the never-ending challenge of staying organized. Teacher Forms teacher eval..doc

Phonemic Awareness Activities Phonological Awareness Activities Packet (Aligned to Common Core) It has taken a while but we have finally completed our Phonological Awareness Activities Packet. This packet has been a huge undertaking but we wanted to accomplish a few things with it: Align the phonemic awareness activities on this page below with the Common Core Standards.Create new phonemic awareness activities for the standards we did not have existing activities for.Put all the activities in one download! What we ended up with is a 58 page Phonological Awareness Activities Download.The file was so large that we could not upload it to our Download Central Page so we placed it in Katie's TpT Store.

Children's Internet Protection Act The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. What CIPA requires Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).

Balanced Literacy » Writing Workshop “Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don’t do much about it. All those thoughts, feelings, sensations, and opinions pass through them like the air they breathe. Not writers. Mrs. Meacham's Classroom Snapshots Work boards help to keep students and teacher organized! During Independent Reading, Writing, and Word Work Times: For students, they are a visual reminder of what options area available and where they should be during the independent work time. For teachers, they are an at-a-glance helper when trying to figure out who is where and when. NOYCE FOUNDATION: Every Child a Reader & Writer (ECRW) Resources The Every Child a Reader and Writer initiative ended in 2009. It was a nine-year joint venture between selected Silicon Valley school districts and the Noyce Foundation, with a shared goal of improvement of literacy instruction in all elementary classrooms. Working together, the districts and Noyce sought to develop strengthened literacy knowledge and leadership capacity within each of the districts with the aim of gradually releasing responsibility for the program to the participating districts. The Every Child a Reader and Writer materials are available for download below.

DPI Writing Strategies Created through a partnership with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Action chains Students learn to elaborate on an event in a narrative by expanding their sentences into action chains. Expanding single actions into an action chain provides the reader with a more detailed picture of an event in a narrative. Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 English Language Arts) Understanding the Difference Between Revision and Editing ShareThis There is a clear distinction between revising ideas and editing conventions. Students need to understand the difference so that they know what to do during the two very different stages.

Session 6: Conversations Among Writing Peers: Video 11: Conversations Among Peer Writers Watch the 30-minute video "Conversations Among Writing Peers." If you prefer to watch the video in segments, you can stop at the times suggested below or use the Video Guide (PDF) — a detailed outline of the video — to help you determine places to stop for discussion. Answer the questions that follow each segment, jotting down your answers in your notebook or using them as discussion starters. Session 6: Conversations Among Writing Peers: Video 12: Peer Conferences Watch the 30-minute video "Peer Conferences." Apply what you have learned in "Conversations Among Writing Peers" as you watch the extended video of classroom examples. Answer the questions that follow each segment, jotting down your answers in your notebook or using them as discussion starters. Jeanne Boiarsky's Class After describing "Receiving the Piece" to her third-graders, Jeanne Boiarsky answers students' questions. Next, she uses the fishbowl technique to model the strategy before students practice in pairs.

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